“Creativity in the Time of COVID-19,” an MSU project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, asks the public to share their stories about the role creativity has played in their lives during the pandemic as well as any creative works they’ve made that have helped them get through this past year.
The project is inspired by the idea that the stories from COVID-19 can be transformational and inspire new paths to social justice. By exploring creative habits during the pandemic, the project hopes to paint a richer picture of the everyday art created during COVID-19.
After participants finish the survey, which is anonymous and takes about 15-30 minutes to complete, they can share examples of creative work they’ve done that have been particularly powerful in their lives by uploading this work.
The project will culminate in a public exhibition featuring 200 of the COVID-inspired creative works.
The goal is to reach people everywhere and to make the survey and exhibition as inclusive as possible. Because of this, the “Creativity in the Time of COVID-19” survey also is available in the following languages: American Sign Language, Braille, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Thai, with other languages soon to follow.
By collaborating with DisArt, an organization known for its commitment to innovative arts accessibility and production, ongoing amendments will be implemented to account for everyone who would like to participate in this exciting project.
For more information about this project, please contact the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org.